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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeakiwi View Post
    One of the better filmed 'Launch Controls' with the usual hyperbole commentary. Pastrana returns. Block burns, McKenna punctures.
    Higgins and co average more than 128 km/h/ 80 mph on some of these stages. Like to see Higgins given a test in an M-Sport wrc or r5 to see how he measures up against current euro wrc crews.
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    Higgins wins at Ojibwe, Bouffier quick on a few stages with mirage proto.
    https://www.americanrallyassociation...s-Rally-Review
    Way too much super-slowmotion..Come on, they go super slo-mo for shots of Higgins and little kiddies.. Super slo mo in the middle of ordinary corners... 3 minutes was all I could stand.

    And man are there some stupid fast stages in Maine... Been there 3 times for US Nationals...Won 2wd once (1995), DNFes while leading 2wd once (1995 winter) and duff coil but finsihed way off the pace--coil broke up softly--like soft cut rev limiter above 5000 rpm..and that hurt badly there.
    But 80mph +average on some of those stages...with those big rocks and trees?..
    year after year?
    Too fast.

    (Then again that's because we have big trees AND most of the guys complain bitterly if the road is narrow, or narrow and rough so organisers choose WIDE! easy roads.)
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    Ojibwe is @20kph slower overall than Rally Finland though, that's not so bad?

    Solberg entered for ARA, pretty sure It's in the Subaru since he tested both the hatch and the sedan from SRTUSA earlier not a Polo like they claim here.
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    Not sure what events Oliver and the others will attend this year. They all passed on Sno*Drift this year but that may have been because it was a late addition.

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    Subaru announced Oliver Solberg will be driving one of their cars at 100 Acre Wood next month. And I still haven't booked a room down there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregor-y View Post
    Not sure what events Oliver and the others will attend this year. They all passed on Sno*Drift this year but that may have been because it was a late addition.
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    Oliver's posting on Facebook. The family flew to the US yesterday and he's doing some testing before the rally starts on Friday. Not sure where, but it's a pretty remote area and there's plenty of private land. If I had the time I'd recommend a lot of recce since Dave Higgins and even Ken Block know the stages well. The only difference this year is usual Friday and Saturday stages seem to have been swapped.

    There's also a 'bomb cyclone' (since you can't have hurricanes inland) passing through on Wednesday/Thursday which may or may not cause some flooding and fallen trees.

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    How come only subaru's are so fast? What car regulations in usa, strict likegr N or more 'open class'?

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    It`s the drivers. Both Solberg and Higgins are quite fast drivers, look at Solberg recent R5 starts....which he won for example. Then there`s a guy with Fiesta R5 being beaten by a 77 Escort (and many evo`s and Subaru`s). Enough said, i believe.

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    Would be good if an american could explain the rules/classes in the US.

    But as far as I habe understood its a GrN+ but not sure what the + is.

    But a good first day in a new car for Oliver S. He thought the car was big compared to the small R5s. He liked the engine, and will continue to adapt, and test settings today. He had a puncture yesterday and lost a minute, but also had his first stage wins.

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